The scheduled time was 6 pm and I normally do not run until after 8 pm. The reason is the awful heat we having. Well I was right to be nervous.
I ended up walking a little less than half of the 30 minutes. I finished last (not that it was a race). I think I was adequately prepared. I was well hydrated. I had pb & bread an hour before hand. I had all the right running gear. I did start out too fast:
I'm disappointed because I know I can run this time/distance. If it had been later in the day, I would have been with the group.
I'm not embarrassed as I thought I would be. After all, I joined the class for help to get me where I want to be. I got some good advice and some encouragement for the next run.
I'm motivated to do what it takes to do better next time. I plan to try to acclimate myself to heat by spending time outside during the time frame of the run on my off days. I also will be doing my non group runs earlier. It's not going to be easy and I have to prepare myself for "bad" runs.